Teenagers and Zombies, this is my life….

Happy Tuesday my people. How are you?

I am feeling pretty spritely. I took the day off from running yesterday and I ran a short 1.25 miles this morning. I’ve decided to ease myself back into my morning routine of running and to also add in some cross training. Shit’s about to get real people. I don’t want to run junk miles and just finish races. I want to compete and I’m about to go all serious on my training….stay tuned.

I’ve probably mentioned it at least 10 times but I was down in Venice. My niece is in town for Spring Break. She brought along some friends. At first she asked if she could bring around 4 or 5 but then that became 7 and it ended up with ’just her and 9 of her closest friends’. I went from super excited to super terrified in about 10 seconds flat. Sort of like this:

Excited then Terrified

Seriously though, I was excited. I couldn’t wait to show them around because most of them had never been here before so of course, one of the first things I did was take them to a craft fair:

Nokomis Craft Fair

And they had the typical teenage reaction to that:

Throw up

But later we took them to what was probably one of the largest drum circles I have ever seen at Casey Key on Nokomis Beach and they had a really good time. Can you believe how many people came out for this?

largest drum circle

Nokomis Drum Circle

They even danced inside the drum circle. MacGyver and I love watching all of the performers and when it comes to participating in the activities like hula hoops and belly dancing, I’m going to have to say:


I also took the girls to Nokomis Groves and I’m pretty sure my niece is now addicted to the orange and vanilla ice cream and will be visiting daily. I only hope that my sister doesn’t send me the dentist bill….

The weekend was not without issues though because in case I didn’t mention it, our Venice house only has 1 bathroom..I know right? 10 girls + 1 bathroom = chaos! So, MacGyver and I got to work on a solution:

outdoor bathroom

Problem solved. Well, except for Sunday when we had pretty serious winds. The shower curtain kept blowing open so that was a bit of a problem. Fortunately, we got through it.

It was fun but I don’t have teenage daughters and I never have so after a few days I was frazzled.

Getting on my nerves

Oh. My. God. I am that lady. I had no idea how uncool I actually am. Apparently craft fairs, garage sales and bargain shopping are not exactly what all the cool kids are doing. Who knew?

Shut up

Since we didn’t have much to offer in the way of ‘cool ideas’ MacGyver and I headed home. We got back on Sunday nite just in time for The Walking Dead. Holy Zombies! WTF?

*Spoiler Alert ahead* (If you haven’t seen the latest episode, you may want to exit now..)


Did anyone else see that coming? I was completely caught off guard. I totally expected Lizzie to go all psycho, ala murder a few innocents or something, but I had no idea that she would actually stab Mika to death. Crazy, Holy Zombie Shit!

And poor Carol, it just killed me to watch her have to shoot Lizzie. Heart wrenching. I was beginning to get a little bored with this season but no more. Dang.

And that’s that.

Did you watch The Walking Dead? What did you think?

What did you do on your spring break when you were a teenager?

13 thoughts on “Teenagers and Zombies, this is my life….

  1. Hahahahah love this! Those memes (if thats what they are), and I cant even imagine 10 teenage girls coming to stay! That would be intense, so congratulations for surviving haha!

  2. Ugh I’m so not looking forward to when my kids are actually teenagers..our five yr old daughter is a strong willed diva/country girl and I am so scared of when her hormones kick in.. our son is ten but little did we know that ten is the new 13. Oh boy are we in for it!

  3. Haha, I have a house full of teenagers half the time and NO. They will not let you mistake something is cool for even a minute. Sugar coating is not something they do,
    but we do all watch The Walking Dead!

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